When the carpets are received from the weavers, they are not trimmed to the short length you're used to seeing; they're really shaggy. So, off to the room where the shaving takes place! There are different lengths to a pile and these men have instructions on just how short to shave each carpet. They have electric ‘razors’ with rotating blades. I didn’t see any guides on them so I assume they just know low, medium or high. After the shaving, the carpets go in a tumbler that removes any excess wool that was shaved off, even though there is a vacuum that sucks up most of the shaved wool. By the way, the many bags of shaved wool are donated to a group who use it for stuffing for cushions and other puffy things. Nothing is wasted in this process!
|My new carpet!|
All dyes are natural. These are some examples of the colors used. Brown is never always the same old brown...the varying shades of colors is endless.
I love my life.